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This concise edition of the critically-acclaimed New Penguin Opera Guide focusses on the composers and works most frequently performed today - ranging from Britten to Massenet, and from Mozart to Wagner. Composer biographies are accompanied by informed articles on individual operas, offering plot synopses, musical analysis and general commentary.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141016825
ISBN-10: 0141016825
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Pages: 608
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden has written some 50 translations and texts for the opera stage, theatre, and concert hall, including the libretto for Mark Anthony Turnage's opera 'The Silver Tassie', for which she received an Olivier Award. For The New Penguin Opera Guide she assembled a team of 100 experts. She lives in London.

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